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  • Film industry seeks revival of tax incentives

    Film industry seeks revival of tax incentives
    TALLAHASSEE – The film and television industry in Florida wants lawmakers to take another look at a revamped production-incentives package that stalled when the House cut short the regular legislative session. But even getting a line item for...
  • State drama won't affect UCF pilot program for student with disabilities

    State drama won't affect UCF pilot program for student with disabilities
    With some projects' funding tied up in the Legislature's impasse, a University of Central Florida official said the school is still moving ahead on a pilot program for students with disabilities. "Whatever happens at the state level level is not going...
  • Local lawmakers in thick of health-care fight

    Local lawmakers in thick of health-care fight
    TALLAHASSEE — Central Florida lawmakers are the primary targets of interest groups waging the battle over whether to expand federal health care for 800,000 low-income Floridians, with Democrats in particular hoping to use the issue to bolster...
  • Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?

    Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?
    With just 54 days before the start of a Florida government shutdown, there is both reason to cheer and for concern. Such is the price, at least at the moment, for living in paradise. The good news is House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President...
  • House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight

    House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight
    Florida's Legislature blew itself to smithereens a week ago in acrimony so fierce that a gaggle of elected Republicans left Tallahassee without even being able to agree on tax cuts. That's like normal folks being unable to agree to breathe. Everybody is...
  • Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor

    Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to stave off a state budget crisis, Gov. Rick Scott pleaded for federal spending on Wednesday to renew an expiring health care program that covers the cost of care for more than 800,000 low-income Floridians. He came away...
  • Scott makes moves in health-care battle

    Scott makes moves in health-care battle
    TALLAHASSEE — After a legislative session where he largely stayed out of the health-care battle consuming the House and Senate, Gov. Rick Scott spurred to action Tuesday, vowing to examine hospital finances and to meet with federal officials to...
  • After legislative shutdown, Seminole Tribe calls for state to begin 'good faith' gambling negotiations

    After legislative shutdown, Seminole Tribe calls for state to begin 'good faith' gambling negotiations
    The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accusing the state of ignoring federal law by not negotiating a new gambling agreement. Tribal Council Chairman James E. Billie sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve...
  • How the Florida Legislature crashed and burned

    How the Florida Legislature crashed and burned
    TALLAHASSEE — It wasn't supposed to end like this. With the House and Senate led by Republicans — both of whom hail from Central Florida — a budding partnership was expected to bring tax cuts, increased spending on education and...
  • Countdown to a Florida shutdown - Day 60

    Countdown to a Florida shutdown - Day 60
      Congratulations, Florida. Your duly elected state legislators are poised to do what their counterparts in the nation’s capital did with disastrious results — shut down the government.   The reason: opposition to Obamacare. What else....
  • How Medicaid battle derailed Florida's legislative session

    How Medicaid battle derailed Florida's legislative session
    The Florida Legislature has left Tallahassee because, despite a Republican governor and overwhelming Republican majorities in both houses, they can't seem to agree on a budget. The legislature actually only has one job as far as the state constitution...